Former England and Bedford captain dies aged 79

Former England and Bedford captain dies aged 79

Bedford Blues have announced that former England captain, David Perry, has passed away at the age of 79.

The number eight was capped 15 times at international level, touring Australia and New Zealand and skippering the side during the 1965 Five Nations.

Perry featured for Cambridge in the 1958 Varsity match, before going on to play for Bedford between 1962 and 1966.

He made 105 appearances and scored 115 points for Bedford. A Bedford statement said: “The club extends its deepest sympathy to David’s family.”

Winning a Cambridge Blue in 1958, Perry went on to join Bedford from Harlequins before gaining 15 England International caps between 1963-66.

He made 13 appearances at No.8 and two in the second row for his country as well as captaining England in all four games in the Five Nations Championship in 1965.

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